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Digital transformation 2025 - Henley Business School Finland

Digital transformation 2025

Are you ready for robots to rise?

Disruptive technologies reshape industries and markets in unprecedented ways and at extraordinary speeds. Organisations that succeed are those that adapt rapidly to new opportunities and challenges. Rather than seeing threats they recognise disruptive technologies are a competitive advantage.

71% of organisational tasks are currently performed by humans, 29% by machines. In five yearsโ€™ time this distribution will become 58% tasks performed by humans, 42% by machines.

This shift in the distribution of tasks requires an adequate management response; jobs redesigned and effective management of the new hybrid workforce, where humans interact with intelligent automation robots. Itโ€™s the responsibility of leaders to prepare human workers for this cooperation with automated systems.

This BusinessClass, delivered by Professor Ben Laker of Henley Business School and moderated by Riina Hellstrรถm of Peoplegeeks, advises on an insightful response and management approach to deal sensibly with change; providing you techniques on how to manage the transformation including

  • The importance of management and organisational agility,
  • How to lead a split workforce (human & robotic),
  • How to get over our (human) fears.

This BusinessClass is for senior executives and HR directors interested in managing change and leveraging emerging technologies.

Agenda

8:30Signup and breakfast
9:00Welcome words
9:05 
Leadership 4.0: Rise of the machines
Professor Ben Laker, Professor of Leadership at Henley Business School
10:30Moderated discussion on how digital transformation impacts Finnish businesses
Riina Hellstrรถm, CEO at Peoplegeeks
11:00Closure

Keynote speaker

Ben Laker - Henley Business School Finland

Professor Ben Lakerย is a renowned scholar and university educator who provides academic direction and leadership to research, executive development and education within the subject area of leadership at Henley Business School. He is highly experienced at leading engagements with executives of Fortune 500 firms, having served clients including Apple, American Express, Cisco and Lloyds Banking Group for more than a decade. His scholarly output appears in world-class academic and practitioner journals, including the Harvard Business Review and Washington Post, informs government policy, and shapes how thousands of organisations around the world are managed and led. He is retained by the BBC, Bloomberg and Sky News to provide expert commentary on business, economic and political affairs.

Moderator

Riina Hellstrรถm - Henley Business School Finland

Riina Hellstrรถm is the CEO of Peoplegeeks, a modern and agile business consultancy working globally with large companies, helping them do smarter things and do them smarter. She is an enterprise organisation developer, executive agile trainer and consultant, and keynote speaker.

Jennika Rantanen - Henley Business School Finland

Jennika Rantanen

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